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fugate to do that and signed off on jeb bush to do this, there was this hangover from katrina going back in the bush administration and there's always been a point of emphasis, if you will, on fema by the obama administration. i think frankly it won't have mattered who came into the presidency in the post katrina world there was going to be an emphasis on fema. you weren't going to let that get politicized. yes, it's a political appointee and you're going to have somebody who came with a background to do this stuff. so i think that they realize that it's a high-wire act, this emergency management business. and most of the time if you do a good job it's good politics. if you blow it, it's really bad politics. >> i agree. >> it can be unrecoverable politics. so this is a case where good politics and good public policy and good management all converge. it's good politics to do a good job. you're not playing one side against the other. >> you know, i've always thought that the democrats being the government party because they believe in government more than republicans owe a greater debt, a
. afterrhurricanes katrina and read it, the fund was $18 billion in the hole and still has that debt. then there is the issue of management. the government accountability office wrote a stinging criticism of the agency just last year describing? as actuarially unsound. it's systems are antiquated, running on pen and paper and imagine that, rather than computers. the department's at local state and national levels as a result have a difficult time communicating with fema. according to that report because of many of the process is the manual, the culture have become dependent on individual people. staff relying on personal relationships to accomplish tasks. including -- concluded from the gao, a total revamp. maybe that is why the improperly paid nearly $100 million to hurricane victims after katrina and rita between 2005 and 2010. just earlier this month the agency waived its demands for repayment. altogether, 371 million was paid out in error. taken a reminder to everybody out there, that's our money fellow taxpayers. remember katrina trailers, 145,000 of them deemed unsafe because t
to start rebuilding. up next we have an expert from katrina. >> another look at the damage and devastation after sandy. >> it is now quarter past the hour. it is now just a pile of broken concrete. peter doocy has been down there the past few days. he is in delaware to tell us a little bit about the situation the there>> >> 8.1 million people are still without power. that will be something that continues to be a problem as the days go on. right now it is cold outside. it is 43-44 degrees here in delaware on the boardwalk f. you don't have power you don't have any heat. boardwalk is a little bit sandy different stories of the boardwalk is completely splintered in some cases. folks who are familiar with the boardwalk are not going to remember it or they are not going to recognize it when they go back to visit later on. residents know they are very lucky to have avoided that kind of devastation. >> we were very fortunate. we thank god that the storm went north of us. we never expected new york was going to get anything worse. the city came through much better than anything any of us could hav
katrina and during the hurricane. and that's going to be the big angle, i think. otherwise we all guess as to how it affects turnout for elections. and that can go either way. >> you know, dana, it seems as if the white house by the president going back this morning before doing that event in orlando, it's an acknowledgment of they made a mistake going down last night. it seemed like a good idea probably friday when they decided to do that, get down a little bit early, maybe they get something in, and then now wait a minute, woke up this morning, what are we doing here? >> it's one of those things, chuck, when you get to the moment of the crisis, it's obvious what you need to do. when you're planning ahead, the campaign people obviously want to squeeze one more event in before they know he has to come back to washington. it was a mistake. it's probably not going to hurt him in any significant way. it reinforces what clarence said, that the focus will be for the next several days on the president much more than governor romney. >> kim, governor romney does not have a full-time job right
oceanic and not mr. association, the costliest storms to hit katrina by one at funk shot. take, about 30 billion. andrew in 90 to about 36.5 billion. wilma in 2005, i've been 18 billion, charlie indo for 15 billion, reader, frances and jeanne all and hurricane damage. in your view, does the national flood insurance program currently structured work? >> i think it does work. it does help protect consumers from an uninsurable event in the private arcade. the program was created in 1968 was the result created because the private market could not accurately and in suitably underrate the insurance risk. so what was happening was people were completely without flood insurance protection. so is happening in the 60s and 50s as american citizens were being flooded and the only recourse that she had was federal disaster assistance after the fact. so the program was created to have people pay into a program and be prepared for storm and a flood event before it happened. now, it certainly could use improvement. you know, there are critics out there whose fate is is too subsidized by the federal gove
to katrina, that very first night when people thought the storm had passed, what we thought the conditions were, when daylight came the next morning and we found out it was vastly different and much worse. we're hoping that we don't have that situation here in new york. we don't have levees in new york, but when daylight comes, we may be open for a rude awakening. as for thathat's dangling over the city, make no mistake about it. that is extremely serious. when you have a piece of metal like that hanging, think of a hanger and something called reverse bending fatigue. you keep bending it enough, and the wind bends it and bends it, just like with a hanger, back and forth, back and forth, it will eventually break. let's hope that is not going to happen here. that's a very dangerous situation, a very large crane. now to go to the very latest on sandy's path. meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center. rick? >> i walked by that crane this morning on my way to work and i saw it. i thought how is that crane still up there when you've got winds at that height gusting to 90 to
saved more than 200 people during hurricane katrina. and this time around, they say they will stay on the east coast, as long as they are needed. melissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you very much. >>> sandy is packing strong winds. upwards of 100 miles an hour. >> it is. let's led over to lawrence now with the latest on sandy's path. lawrence, take it away. >> late-season hurricane, make can its way along the eastern seaboard. what is amazing with the storm is not the strength but it is such a large storm. so the potential for damage over a wide scattered area and a densely populated area, it is going to be a major problem. right now, sustained winds of 90 miles an hour making it a category one. but this is expected to sweep on shore later today and as it moves onshore, a very large storm surge. i will tell you what. new york probably in the worst spot. it is in the right front quadrant of the storm system. you have the forward motion of the waves coming onshore and the winds wrapping it around taking the winds back in the harbor and they could see 8-11- foot storm surge. and are a
massachusetts. by the way, one of them was louisiana that had been hit by hurricane katrina. he talked a lot about small businesses, still talks about it. says i'm a business guy, i know about small businesses. massachusetts when he was governor ranked 48th in small business creation. one of the two states that ranked lower was louisiana that had gotten hit by hurricane katrina. so this is a guy who has a track record of saying one thing and doing something else. on the other hand, when i ran four years ago, i made promises, too. i promised to cut taxes for middle class families and i did by $3,600. i promised to cut taxes for small business owners and i did 18 times. i promised to end tax-payer funded wall street bailouts and we have. by the way, we got every dime worth of money we used for the bank rescue and got interest with it, too. i promise to take on those financial institutions charging too much for student loans. we were able to make college more affordable for millions of americans. i promised i would never walk away from the millions of jobs that were in jeopardy when the auto in
'd go back to covering hurricane katrina. we thought it's a situation so much different at night than when the sun came up. i'm weary about what is going to happen tomorrow and damage and people that may have been hurt. thank you. now to new york city. heavy wind and rain is hammering the city now, large sections of manhattan without power, parts of lower manhattan, edison purposely cutting off power to prevent damage. a collapsed train in mid town is dangling from a high rise. david lee is live from chelsea. david lee? >> that is right. we're at the intersection of 24th and 8th. take a look. what do you see? you see nothing. pitch black. all the way down, 24th street here in new york city, manhattan, all the lights are out on this street. this is a scene all of lower manhattan. we've observed people walking through streets flashlight in hand trying to figure out how serious this problem is. if you take a look up 8th avenue you'll see a handful of vehicles. here come a few cars. furrer south you go, it seems more dire the situation. the greater the flooding. the tip is very low lying.
don't do that. we saw that, you will recall, and katrina. all of the wind damage caused by the hurricane and katrina was covered. all or almost of virtually all of the flood damage caused by the dikes that broke and the spreading, the water spreading from lake pontchartrain, none of that was covered because insurance companies generally never inshore flood. they will ensure wind, but they will ensure fled because lead usually means, as you know, entire communities as opposed to this house has wind damage, that does not. this does, that doesn't. flood is to huge a risk for just a general insurance. neil: but with a lot of folks, they did get flood insurance, but it does not necessarily pertain to special circumstances , and not being jaded or cynical about insurance companies, but it is a way to wiggle out of paying you. a lot of them might. >> well, again, you have to read the policy. you have to see what you pay for it. the more you pay them more coverage you get, and the lessee payless coverage, but the important thing to remember here is that when it comes to a hurric
associated with the storm. point of reference, hurricane katrina, around $80 billion of damage alone with another $80 billion in economic damage in the aftermath of katrina. so 20 right now for damage in new york, plus another 20, 25 economic activity. i think those numbers will go substantially higher when they really find out. >> steve: plus there are so many houses they haven't been able to get to. the barrier islands south on the jersey shore, people haven't been able to get there because they were essentially washed out. >> gretchen: the interesting thing about politics relating to the storms is what is the right move for politicians, especially when we're six days away from a monumental presidential election? remember the scathing interpretation that president bush got with regard to hurricane katrina. so what is the right response? the president has to come and has to survey the situation, so what should mitt romney do? he's our -- can you imagine the discussions going on inside these camps about what is the right tone? what looks correct? >> eric: i hate to do this, but i rem
. this was not an evacuation zone. >> i can relate to your guest there, after hurricane katrina, what that is like to search for relatives. it takes days and days to figure out where folks are and sort it out. if this is search and rescue effort are we assuming people that they are trying to get to and find are okay, that they are alive, not injured, they are in fairly decent condition? >> yeah. the last we talked to executives here, from the county, no fatalities. they felt confident about that. of course until they get in there themselves and see we're not going to have final word. we're keeping fingers crossed. we do have a little bit of cell phone, it's spotty. there is no power. we were speaking to another woman before who said they had jet skis, that they stored for the winter, her husband took it out. he was ferrying people around to dry land, coming back here. people coming in reporting who is left, neighbors that need help. that is helping. daylight's important. as you know, officials here scrambling to do house-to-house searches while they have light because there's no power in the area. >> thank
far in advance. >> have you covered many hurricane, katrina and isaac. compare, if you can, for us, some of the images you are seeing of sandy and images that you yourself took from those two storms? >> well, katrina was a fascinating experience, very destructive and the biggest storm i think i have seen, certainly the most destructive hurricane. i was -- dicover isaac a few months ago and irene in new york city. people are learning very quickly, the power of water. it doesn't sound that dramatic. but, boy, when you see it energized and pushed up the way sandy was, it's an awakening. >> we have had at least 69 deaths reported from sandy, so far from when it touched down in the cribbia, to here across the east coast. what about the dangers of the storms? you personally? have you ever experienced close calls? >> hurricane charlie in 2004, intensified unexpectedly and turned and came into the ponte gorda area in florida and nearly killed my partner, greg, a meteorologist and myself. i have learned to be extra careful. i was very satisfied to see how much warning was given regarding sa
just a few moments ago that this is similar to what we saw during katrina. >> that's right. hard to grasp. >> homes on fire. >> and then you've got homes on fire. you saw it in new orleans with katrina. these just spontaneous explosions involving homes. and unfortunately, you've got all this water, and firefighters and first responders can't get that water -- >> yeah. to use it to put -- >> to put on the fire. it's a dangerous situation for them. and this is exactly what the mayor was trying to warn people about. don't put your first responders in danger. but this is the situation here. we're going to have much more of our continuing coverage of this superstorm. next. cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calori
how much money geico has made since the katrina year, how much buffett has made? a fortune. what was that, 2005? >> yeah. >> but i do wonder if you did have trading this morning, what somebody look travelers or berkshire would be trading at. >> but weaved had less hurricanes since 2005 than you would think. >> refinery, do you know anything about the plants around here? >> i don't know the specific plans, but i know that's certainly a risk. about 7% of the nation's refining is done here in new jersey and dwell wear. and they're right in the path. absolutely right in the path. so i would expect to see those guys shut in if they haven't already. which will impact obviously gas prices. >> there was speculation how you could see oil prices drop because no one will be taking supply. >> that's true. absolutely. >> paul, thank you very much. you'll be in-house with us. >> i'm weathering the storm here. >> andrew, i'm not kidding, last week, a sociologist writing for the huffington "post" said if this doesn't get us to completely try to get off all fossil fuels as quickly as we possibly
died from hurricane katrina are from heart conditions. this is a time to join together with your neighbors. >> let's talk more about what foods are safe to eat. you will be surprised with some of these. thank you so much. >> it is 56 after the hour. our team coverage of the monster storm continues at the top of the hour including a look at the snow after sandi. we are live up and down the east coast all of the latest to keep you and your family safe. stay with us.
precautions. don't bring gas barbecues inside. one of the biggest problems with katrina people cooking inside with outdoor gas barbecues. you don't want to say i don't know how i am going to cook. think before you do something. carbon monoxide ox is insidious and can get you. >> what about mold? >> as the waters start to recede we are going to see more and more mold. i want people who are asthmatics out there keep the maas metic pumps ready. stress is a big provoker of heart disease. people who are underlying heart disease have to be particularly watchful. don't go out in a flood try to stay and wait until we can make things safe. >> a lot of people are fearful a lot of elderly folks. one lady her mom is staten island flood waters all over the place. the whole island was under water. what is your recommendation for those who are in fear? >> the two big treatments for fear one is information which we are trying to give now the other is standing together a sense of community. people helping each other. that can bring out the best in people. i am hoping to see it now. we haven't had lower manhat
. >> it was biggest in its size, not its strength. katrina was a stronger hurricane. a lot of them have been stronger storms but not as big. either way, very destructive. we are not selling sandy short at this hour. >> yeah, let's not do this. >> very respectful. good news is conditions are getting better around here. we'll be looking at -- it won't be a bright sunny day but maybe a peek or two of sunshine. we are getting the rain and wind out of here so things will calm down. kids want to go trick or treating later. it will be cool but it shouldn't be raining. >> i think my first graphic is halloween. >> this is all good news considering the last couple of days. >> yeah, this is fantastic. i want to encourage you nobody to come to my neighborhood because we don't have power because that would be pretty scary for the kids. >> i'm a sure they won't be there. >> ghostly clouds, a creepy chill, upper 40s. we should be dry in time for the trick or treaters. during the afternoon, you might catch a little sunshine but with temperatures in the 50s but we'll be falling back into the 40s here by 6:00, 7:00 t
overseas in afghanistan and that have served time with katrina down in new orleans, and they said it doesn't look much different. i would agree with them. even just walking around and having it be dead silent and the hising of natural gas coming out of the ground because of broken mains. we are still as of yesterday, still in search and rescue mode trying to make sure that everybody's out of their house and safe. before the -- they allow people to actually come back. it's a very, very frustrating time, but i can tell you kind of what -- you were talking about with ralph -- clive on the earlier call, the people -- i had the opportunity last night to go to some shelters and talk to some people. they are amazed at the amount of people that are willing to help and total strangers. from the time i was there just -- random citizens just walking into the shelters and donating goods and trying to help their fellow man. it's unfortunate it takes a tragic situation like this to bring the best out of people. host: congressman runyan, what is the best way that the federal government in your view can h
, the west coast. >> that was one of famous of our colleagues years ago, during katrina, we were talking about how many poles had been town and she looked in to the camera and said just know it stay calm, help is on the way. and we all said no one can hear you. they don't have power. it was a very heartfelt sincere help is on the way, but the people that needed it were not in front of the tv set at the time. >> you send out a reminder e-mail is down. >> and then by the time it's back up -- >> isn't it crazy that e-mail is work something. >> you're right, verizon was working. >> coming up, we'll talk to governor markell to check out the damage in delaware. well find out how his state made it through the night. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. governor of getting i
. and if you don't, there's a disaster. let's just look at what happened at hurricane katrina. >> yeah. >> let's look at what happened to hurricane katrina. you know what, though? again this is part of a bigger problem with mitt romney right now and republicans and democrats that are afraid to talk about how you really save this country and tackle the debt. instead, they talked about silly things like cutting fema, cutting big bird or saying we're going to take care of all of our problems by raising some taxes on rich people. instead of talking about saving this country for the next generation. >> and also not being honest about defense. >> and both sides not being honest about defense. >> okay. thank you. >> how's that? >> good. >> i don't define fema as quote big government. >> right. >> i define entitlement programs by their numbers that are going to cripple us as, quote, big government. >> "wall street journal," barack obama -- when the history of this administration is written, maybe someone will note the difference. here is that man who promised a transformative presidency, and it amount
andrew first time, con for hurricane katrina second, and then president obama used it for hurricane isaac to help the people of louisiana and mississippi prepare for isaac just a few months but this is a big deal that the president made this announcement before the hurricane arrived. >> stand by, general. i need to get to boston. he's in boston, coast guard admiral dan abel, he's standing by. because, believe it or not, some people maybe are going to ride out the storm and we want to talk about -- it's going to be a search rescue if people ride out the storm. so admiral, what's the best -- what are people -- what's the best thing people can do to keep safe so you don't have to deal with search and rescue? >> right, don. well, the first thing is folks should already have their boats secured and the waterfront secured and it's time to seek safe haven. at this point if you have got a boat in the water, it's time to lever it where it is and time to go asheer. we've worked with a couple cases this weekend with kayakers trying to enjoy the surf, even a guy on a dingy going out to his mooring bu
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president obama and hurricane sandy and president bush and hurricane katrina. that may happen. >> bill: yeah, but i don't think that's going to happen. it's retail politics now. the factor has, i have spoken at the highest levels with the romney campaign and the obama campaign. i said hey, listen, you have got to do an interview with me. it will be a worldwide event. everybody will be watching it. it will be on the internet. you know, this is something you have got to do. they basically say well, that's the word they used that's intriguing. that means he you don't have a chance in hell. intriguing means it is not going to happen. i understand president obama he would have to answer questions about lynn i can't. not -- libya. it's not going to be brian williams here. is he not going to do it because of that i can't understand why mitt romney is not doing it because mitt romney has a story to tell. in my opinion, he has a story to tell. but i think what the strategy is on the romney campaign is to retail it in ohio, virginia, florida, colorado, and nevada real strong and then we have the elect
an unnerving news conference a short while ago. during which he issued a katrina-like warning to the thousand of people in the state who he estimates are -- are marooned in their homes with no way, no way of getting out tonight. he issued a stark warning. no way the government can come rescue themmen the m ethem -- ao dan harris. next up, dramatic high stakes evacuation. one of new york state's biggest hospitals, forced to move their patients -- even, during the chaos. >>> we . >>> thank you for joining us. the floodwaters of tonight's super storm are receding, but there is no doubt it has crippled new york city. officials tell abc news that new york may be without power for several days. and that the flooded subway system will be out of service until well after the power is restored. we want to take you back to the drama unfolding in the nyu hospital in manhattan where the effects of the power outage were felt acutely when backup generators failed. the hospital was forced to evacuate their patients including 20 infants from the neo natal intensive care unit. we are joined now by our new york
people off the roofs of their homes, very reminiscent of what we saw with hurricane katrina. we have to take a short break. when we come back in just a moment, we'll continue to update you on the breaking stories we're following in the wake of this severe storm and tell you where sandy is headed next and assessing the damage left in her wake. back right after this. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd c
. then remember what happened with katrina. >> bill: down in san antonio hello, kathy. >> caller: good morning, bill. thank you for giving us a sane alternative. >> bill: to you know what. yes. >> caller: i wanted to say one of the problems was -- >> bill: hey, turn your radio or tv down in the background. >> caller: sorry. >> bill: little distracting. that's it. all right. >> caller: there are problems, situations that are too vast for the states. one being -- which was one i think one of the first accomplishments of the obama administration was the development and the dissemination of the vaccine for that new virus that popped up, h1n1. it killed the group in between and that was an unbelievable accomplishment and the democrats never brag about it. >> bill: i forgot about that. but there are many, many, many roles where things -- look at our federal interstate highway system, right? look at the air traffic air-traffic controller system. there are some things -- look at the defense of our country. but it is not just
and pushing the wawater up into areas where it can't get out. we saw this with katrina. if the w water comes up as expected, we would be under water, our crew would be under water, the battery park area will be under water. >> donald trump phoning in to me he's staying put in the big apple. >> what -- where are you right now? >>>> i'm in trump tower in my office. >> shouldn't yoube gettiting out of there? >> only because i love new york. we are fully prepared. we know exactly what to do and how to do it. >> you're staying? >> i live or die with it. i built many great ghlings new york and i feel confidence in those buildings because i built them. >> sandy truly a history maker. the stock market's first weather-related shutdown in 27 years. ubway service canceled, grand central station transformed into a ghost town. knbc's chris coleman with mario at the grove. >> what makes this ststorm so dadangerous? >> it's storm within a storm. it's a hurricane, a tropical system inside a nor'easter. >> have you ever seen anything like that before? >> nobody has. whenou have seven to 11 feet of water wher
, was about the vote on hurricane katrina. there will be all kinds of wasted funds. it is a principled vote and it will be easy to vote on. king was right -- this is the sioux city's response. the balance of that is false. i have had better votes since then. voting against obamacare, voting against cap and trade, dodd- frank, those were better votes, but the rest of those allegations are false. >> he is one of 11 congressmen who took a vote against hurricane katrina relief. i think that everything i said in that ad is true. we have researched all of it. these are congressman king's own words. >> and he is using one to define mrs. vilsack. see what it says. >> what does it mean if mrs. vilsack calls for tax increases? she is for increasing taxes on job creators and in this stagnant economy, christie vilsack will effect -- >> mr. king, you've seen the ad. >> that's the first time i've seen that, but am happy to respond. mrs. vilsack wants the tax increase to kick in on millionares, and many of them are job creators and small businesspeople. >> mrs. vilsack, you've asked for it to be pulled. >
. katrina, $100 billion, again, took a long time to rebuild what. i would say is the initial impact is very, very bad, but when the federal government gets involved, waves its wand, and when the insurers pay, you tend to have a very quick rebound that can actually help, if it's huge enough, the gross domestic product of the united states. >> i want toé@ focus in on tha not to be intencenssensitive to people are dealing with, but there are serb sectors of the economy that will benefit. i would assume the construction industry, to start with one. >> yes. hurricane andrew in 1992, the construction industry boomed. the lumber industry boomed. glass. a lot of companies simply had to send everything down to florida, and that raised the praise across the board throughout the united states. highly unusual. that was pretty much the only time that i've seen the gross national product really jump off of a hurricane. this could be like that. that's how big this one might end up being. >> and very quickly, i'm sure you had heard rumors, reports that potentially the federal government would have to del
, very surprised. i have been through a few in my career between rita, katrina, and some other ones over my career, but i have never seen one that came with this type of intensity this quick and that's moving this slow. this is a little different for us, and we've been making proper precautions to make sure we were set for this type of storm. >> absolutely. lieutenant, thanks again. appreciate your time. suzanne, i had a chance to talk to some people as i was coming in who were getting out of here, families just, you know, it's not safe, so they're at hotels and basically they're making a family event out of it. they want to be safe. they are cuddled in lobbies watching smuf our coverage as we speak. >> mike, we appreciate it. i know your mike -- it's hard to hear you there. if you kshgs just follow-up on whether or not that boardwalk is actually collapsed or not. i know there are conflicting reports about what the state of the boardwalk is it. we'll get back to you as soon as we can clear up some of that sound a little bit, and, of course, you knowing, the presidential election -- we're
to here. general russel honore. you commanded the military in new orleans post katrina. you know a thing or two about emergency preparedness and destruction on the scale which we will likely sk lly see. welcome. before we talked a preparedness and the president's point of how they've been working so hard to preposition resources, let me begin with the story off the coast of north carolina. this massive ship. there were 16 people on board. it began to sink. there was a distress call, and the next thing they know the coast guard ends up getting called in to try to rescue. here are the pictures from atop this coast guard helicopter. tell me what you know. what do you make of this? >> this is what the coast guard does that nobody else can do other than some of your active duty military. go out and save mariners. it's a part of the national mission. nobody does it better. thank god for the coast guard to get out there this morning and stave majority of the people. the story is not over with. how that ship ended up in the location it was in, but they were able to get some of them out there. ho
occasionally they have to pay up for things like after katrina word was we would get devastation annually . we have hundred billions in storm devastation. they have the money to back it up. more importantly to your point, the human toll and the monetary toll is insignificant. >> gretchen: we'll have to go. we'll get to the 401's later today. storm surge could mean more danger. joe breaks down the anatomy of a storm surge. >> brian: crane barely hanging on. teetering from a high rise in manhattan. a live report. it was too dangerous to bring down. how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪
about hurricane relief. he was talking a moment ago what happened during hurricane katrina and some folks being moved from there from louisiana to massachusetts. let's listen to the governor. >> randy owen from alabama to be here. [applause] he's an extraordinary guy. he will probably tell you the story about storms, tornado actually that hit his county in alabama and described why it is that he is here. we appreciate the fact that he is agreed to come entertain and bring people in who have in turn brought in goods as their cover charge if you will to be here this morning. thank you for your help and your generosity. by the way if you have a little extra, if you have more canned goods, bring them along to our victory centers that are open. but also if you can write a check to american red cross, that is welcome as well. we're looking for all the help we can get for all the families in need. thank you for your generosity. thank you for your support. i will go to work here at the table. get things sorted and boxed up and loaded in the trucks. and for the rest of you, enjoy the concert
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